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Sid Meier's Pirates on Steam

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by melchy, 1 Dec 2006.

  1. melchy

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Scotland

    I started up steam to see if it required any updates and to my suprise discovered that Sid Meier's Pirates was available for sale. I'd been looking for it for ages, but as no doubt a lot of you will know its pretty hard to come by and when you do find it online its often quite expensive. Anyway purchased it from steam and while its not cheap considering its an old game it was certainly worth it as its brilliant :) Havent had this much fun in a game for a long time. Currently got a little armada of around 8 ships, lol
     
  2. Pookie Bear

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    Joined: 28 Jun 2006

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    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I must go have a look at this :)

    I can remember reading up on it a loooong time ago, but I can't recall anything about the game :)
     
  3. afraser2k

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    It's a really good game and I've replayed it a few times as the different nations. I prefer going Dutch as they start with very few territories so it's a bit of a challenge. I find the family story annoying and only ever done two or three family members.

    Should be a lot cheaper buying from a shop as it's a fairly old game now and I think should be available in the bargain price range.
     
  4. melchy

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    Thats actually not the case, its almost impossible to find. If you do find it online, especially on auction sites and the like its very expensive as its got a bit of a cult following. All the usual suspects never have it in stock.
     
  5. nero120

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    It's okay for a day or two, then the repetitiveness really gets on your nerves and you will never go back to it again! A bit of fun while it lasts though.
     
  6. Yrkoon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2006

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    Location: Edinburgh

    ah that games aswome fun been thinking of playing it again recently :)

    little tip cap a nice frigate with 38 guns and your laughing it pwns the big galleons :D
     
  7. Skullfish1

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    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

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    24 gun brig fully crewed with two trade galleons for loot atm, displacing spanish goveners port, starboard and centre. :D
     
  8. Nieldo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Dec 2005

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    Location: Manchester, UK

    $30, pfft.

    Thought steam was going to be bringing us cheaper prices?
     
  9. Surfer

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    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

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    Location: Glasgow

    as Teal'c would say

    Indeed!

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    Just shows the developers revealing their true colours.
     
  10. Cronox

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    I had much the same experience, I was totally addicted initially but it wore off quite quickly. Still a good fun game though.
     
  11. afraser2k

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Glasgow

    Strange that it's the case, would've thought by now it'd be £10-£15. Must be more popular than I thought. :)

    As for the game itself I usually prefer keeping a Royal Sloop rather than the Galleons until I get a Large Frigate. I think the best ship is the frigate that belongs to one of the higher-up pirates (forget his name), fast, maneuverable and loads of guns/crew.

    Dancing is a pain at first but gets easy quickly.
     
  12. Redman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

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    Location: Lost in the Midlands

    Na, it's good for a blast every now & again - just dont play it on easy for long, it's a much better game when played at a higher level :)
     
  13. HangTime

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    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

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    Location: Hampshire

    I agree with the comments above - for a few days/week it plays fantastically, really addictive - but eventually after wiping out all the other pirates and obtaining all the items I got kinda bored. Sailing against the wind is a bit of a drag and the animation sequences (fights/bars) get kinda dull and repetitive after a while.

    IMO this is the perfect game to rent - it's the kinda game where after a few hours of play you are thinking "WOW - 90%+ title here", but in the longterm revised down into the 80s.
     
  14. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    $30 for the download version?

    I only paid £25 for the full collectord edition with map and tshirt when it was relelased!

    KY Jelly is in the cupboard - just bend over and relax!

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  15. DEL 707

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    Downloaded this last night.

    I like it so far, had to take a break though so I can read the manual :p
     
  16. Nieldo

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    Teal'c 4TW TBH
     
  17. georges

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    Must be recent. I bought it for a fiver new a few months back. Haven't played it since the initial "PIRATES! :eek:" wore off.